The 19-year-old Spaniard reached his second Association of Tennis Professionals Masters final in five weeks and claimed his first win over a reigning world number one, overcoming Djokovic in front of a sell-out home crowd at the Caja Magica.
Alexander Zverev came perilously close to hitting umpire Alessandro Germani when he repeatedly assaulted the umpire's chair with his racquet after losing a doubles match.
Alexander Zverev wins his fifth career title at the Masters 1000 level with a dominant 6-2, 6-3 victory over Andrey Rublev in Cincinnati, while Ash Barty was similarly impressive in winning her fifth title of the season.
Alexander Zverev said he had begun to feel his stomach trouble coming on in the second set, and he was seen briefly by a doctor who gave him some tablets in the third.
Rafael Nadal was knocked out of the Madrid Open quarter-finals stage 6-4 6-4 by German Alex Zverev, leaving his No. 2 rank to Daniil Medvedev in the ATP rankings.
In her first match since winning the Australian Open, women's world number two Naomi Osaka beat Ajla Tomljanovic 7-6 (7/3), 6-4.
The Austrian finally cracked the big time when he produced a historic comeback to beat Alexander Zverev in a nervy five-setter and win at Flushing Meadow.
Austria's Dominic Thiem finally claims his maiden Grand Slam title with a stunning comeback to beat Germany's Alexander Zverev in a nerve-jangling battle of wills in the US Open final.
Murray wore a coronavirus-conscious mask on his way to the unusual, no-spectators setting and avoided handshakes when he left. In between, the three-time Grand Slam champion offered his usual mix of hustling and muttering.
Dominic Thiem will face Alexander Zverev for a place in the final, a match-up scarcely imaginable at the start of the tournament, after beating Rafael Nadal.
US Open runner-up Medvedev, chasing his fourth ATP Tour title in a breakthrough 2019 season, will meet Germany's Alexander Zverev in Sunday's final.
Rafael Nadal showed no signs of rust as he raced into a 5-0 lead against fellow Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in the first set on Court Rainier III, defending his Monte Carlo Masters title with 6-1, 6-1.
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